PUPPY SCHOOL CLASSES
8 - 16 weeks old

PUPPY SCHOOL   $170 for the complete 5 week program

8 - 16 weeks of age 

**CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  with our REMOTE LEARNING & PUPPY PLAY DATE PROGRAM

The 8-16 week age window is the perfect time to take advantage of your puppy's critical period of socialisation, where everything that happens in this age bracket will shape your puppy in to what they will be as an adult dog. Making it a positive experience is the key to a happy, well behaved and well socialised adult dog.

Our Remote Learning Puppy School Program will teach you and your pup everything to be an awesome puppy parent:

  • Reward based training (positive reinforcement) & learning with games

  • Socialisation period goals with calm, choice & confidence

  • Learning theory and clicker training

  • Understanding puppy behaviours and how to manage them successfully, teething and mouth manners, toilet training, sleeping behaviours and crate training

  • Household set up for success, including Kids & Dogs games and safety

  • Puppy timetables - sleep, play, train, toiletting, relaxing, being independent

  • Canine body language and appropriate play & meeting patterns with people and other dogs,

  • Understanding fear periods, confidence & growth bursts,

  • Understanding energy patterns of your puppy,

  • Grooming and handling confidence,

  • Enrichment and independence,

  • Loose leash walking and Recall training

  • Obedience skills for a socially successful dog,

  • Dog owner responsibilities and lots of fun ways to train all of these elements

  • Question and Answer time 

  • Private DOT DOGS Facebook Group - support, safe socialisation, sharing, community, training and fun

Your Puppy School (Remote Learning Program) package includes:

  • Our exclusive Puppy School Support Notes & Training Program ebook - class programs and support resources

  • Puppy School Skills videos (5) - each covering the weekly class training program

  • 1:1 Puppy Support calls (3) via visual platforms. These Puppy Chats (30 minutes each) are fantastic for individual training, puppy problem solving and puppy family support.

  • PUPPY PLAY DATES Socialisation classes (2) - Urban Dog Skills Program for Puppies: outdoor socialisation, puppy play and learning class (45 minutes per class)

  • *Puppy Play Dates are CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DURING STAY AT HOME LOCKDOWN.

  • We will resume as soon as allowed.

  • Eligible puppies are those who have had their second vaccination + 10 days. This is a veterinary approved immunity status for puppies to be on concrete in our community spaces.

Contact Us now to register for Classes with the following details:

1. Your preferred class date/time

2. Your name, email address and mobile number

3. Puppy name, sex, date of birth, breed and number of vaccinations received so far.

 

*****INDOOR CLASSES CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE (COVID restrictions)*****

Held at Thornbury Veterinary Hospital, 670-672 High Street, Thornbury, www.thornburyvet.com.au

Classes: Tuesday & Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm, Saturday afternoons 2.00pm & 3.30pm.

5 weekly classes - one hour duration.

All pups who have had their first vaccination (given at 6-8 weeks) are eligible to attend.

Maximum of 5 puppies per class gives everyone great space for play, learning activities and individual attention.

See our Calendar of Events for our upcoming Puppy School Programs.

Puppy School Support Program – PUPPY +      $75 per hour

8 weeks - 6 months of age

For all registered Puppy School participants we offer our PUPPY + Program.

Our trainer can help you:

  • Prepare for puppy’s arrival

  • Set up the home space

  • Train the family for success with our Family Training lessons

  • Provide in home training sessions before, during and after your attendance at Puppy School to consolidate all skills  

  • Provide puppy visits, puppy sitting and puppy activities while you are away for the day

  • Post Puppy School Support

This service is available from the moment you register for Puppy School & up to your pup's 6 month birthday.

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